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Pawsome Adventures: The Best Holidays With Your Dog

Written by ADAPTIL Expert, published on June 21, 2024

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They say a dog is a man's best friend, and what better way to strengthen that bond than by embarking on an adventure together? As pet parents, we often find ourselves torn between wanting to explore the world and wanting to ensure our furry companions are safe and happy. Summer holidays can pose unique challenges, especially for anxious dogs, but with careful planning, consideration, and the help of ADAPTIL, you can still have an amazing adventure together.  

Let's dive into some of the best holidays to take your dog on!

Seaside Getaways: Taking Your Dog to The Beach

Beaches are synonymous with summer, but for anxious dogs, the crowds and loud noises can be overwhelming. When planning a beach getaway with your anxious pup, consider using an ADAPTIL Calm Collar, to help reduce stress and anxiety to help your dog feel calm and relaxed in new environments.

Combine Adaptil with quieter, less crowded beaches where you can enjoy some peace and tranquillity, and don't forget plenty of fresh water and shade. Looking for something different? Take a look at these 5 alternatives to going to the beach this summer  

Tip: Why not pop on a yellow nervous harness or lead to highlight to other owners that your dog needs more space.  


dog and family running on the beach

Countryside Retreats: Explore the Countryside with Your Dog

Countryside retreats offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. When booking a countryside retreat with your anxious pup, create a calming environment in your holiday stay by using ADAPTIL in your accommodation. Set up a secure, comfortable space for your dog, complete with their own bed or crate, and use ADAPTIL Transport Spray to spray their bed, this helps dogs feel super safe and secure. Take things slow and allow your dog plenty of time to acclimate to their new surroundings, gradually introducing them to new sights, sounds, and smells. 


dog with owner on a walk in a meadow

Camping Adventures: Tips For Taking a Dog Camping

Camping with your dog can be an amazing bonding experience, but for anxious dogs, the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the great outdoors can be daunting.
When planning a camping adventure with your anxious pup, pop on an ADAPTIL Calm Collar to ensure they have the calming comfort at all times. Keep them on a leash at all times and bring along familiar toys and treats to help ease their anxiety as you explore the great outdoors together. Make sure you have all the essentials they will need for a comfortable holiday, read our 5 essentials for camping with a dog!

Tip: Consider your dogs personality, do they suit this style of holiday? Is there anything you can do to make it more comfortable? 

Dog with a couple next to a tent


City Escapes with a Dog

Cities may not seem like the most pet-friendly destinations, but with careful planning, you can still enjoy a city escape with your anxious dog. Choose pet-friendly accommodations in quieter neighbourhoods away from busy streets and bustling crowds, and use ADAPTIL to create a calming environment in your hotel room or rental. Take leisurely walks through dog-friendly parks and explore quieter attractions where your dog can feel comfortable and relaxed. 


small dog walking on lead with older lady


Taking Your Dog To Stay with Friend's or Family

Visiting a friend or family home with your dog can be a great way to catch up and have a break! It's essential to consider your dog's comfort and well-being, especially if they are prone to anxiety.

Are they not used to/or comfortable being around children, is their home situation in a different environment etc? Before the visit, inform your friend about your dog's needs and preferences, including any anxieties they may have. Bring along familiar items from home, such as their bed, blanket, or favourite toys, to help them feel more at ease in unfamiliar surroundings.

Additionally, consider using ADAPTIL, such as a diffuser, collar or sprays, to provide extra support. Take things slow and allow your dog plenty of time to adjust to their new surroundings, and be sure to provide plenty of positive reinforcement and reassurance throughout the visit.  

Summer holidays may present unique challenges for anxious dogs, but with careful planning, consideration, and the help of ADAPTIL, you can still enjoy amazing adventures together.

Whether you're relaxing on a quiet beach or exploring remote wilderness, Adaptil can help your dog feel calm, relaxed, and secure in new environments. Need more tips? Take a look at these 30 tips to support your dog on holidays – just remember: take things slow, be patient, and cherish the precious moments you share together on your pawsome summer adventures. Happy travels! 

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